Ancient Lod is one of the most important sites in the history of the Land of Israel, but its past glory is not reflected in the difficult current conditions.
'Genesis' – founded by the Israeli Institute of Archaeology - initiated a community project aimed to develop and restore Ancient Lod as an international tourist site. We believe that touristic development of Ancient Lod could become a turning point which will enable the population to escape their difficult circumstances and lead the city towards a better future in the years to come.
Lod's population is comprised of multicultural diverse population, including religious and secular Jews and Arabs, immigrants and Locals.
The project was based on the principles of community archaeology, incorporating the local community at all levels of the project and is a unique project in Israel.